Monthly Archives: May 2022

Peace Pipe

Thursday 26th May Comments: It’s been another long day out in the field counting the nesting Gulls and Eiders on the island but it’s also been a day of discovery. The team were ground counting by the old beacon (Scotland’s … Continue reading

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Count Season Begins

Wednesday 25th May comments: Welcome to counting season. Over the next two weeks the NatureScot team will be full of busy counting the various populations of seabirds which nest on the Isle of May. Whilst research teams are carrying out … Continue reading

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Tern eggs

Monday 23rd May comments: It’s a fast moving world out on the Isle of May and yesterday we started bringing you the latest news about our kittiwakes and today our terns…they have eggs! The first Arctic tern egg was discovered … Continue reading

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Updates begin…

Sunday 22nd May comments: It’s been ten days since we have updated the blog so we will now bring you up to speed with all the news and views from the islands (plenty has happened), so expect plenty of social … Continue reading

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Ducklings!

Wednesday 11th May comments: The cute factor has just increased on the Isle of May as the first Eider ducklings are now present on the islands loch. Eider ducks are very special seaducks; which can live for about 20-25 years … Continue reading

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Tern up the volume

Sunday 8th May comments: Look whos back!? Today proved to be another milestone in the Isle of May seabird calendar as not only did our Arctic terns arrive, but some touched land for the first time on the island. These … Continue reading

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Tern Conservation

Saturday 7th May comments: Although we often showcase out breeding seabirds, amazing Grey seal colonies and everything else that goes on, on the Isle of May, we don’t often bring you the stories behind the scenes about the work that … Continue reading

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Humpy!

Tuesday 3rd May comments: Well we did say that you never know what you might see on a trip to the Isle of May and oh boy did yesterday deliver for a select few visitors… in the form of a … Continue reading

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Slow start for Eiders

Tuesday 2nd May comments: The breeding season has felt slow at times and this is reflected with the number of Eiders currently nesting. The first female was discovered incubating from 16th April but numbers have been low but there is … Continue reading

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Dolphin Delight

Sunday 1st May comments: The start of a new month and what a start it was. The sun was shining, the seas were flat, the birds performed and visitors were even treated to the delight of some Bottle-nosed Dolphins and … Continue reading

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